You know the real estate market is getting shaken up when Brooklynites are abandoning their beloved borough for the cheaper island of Manhattan. And today’s record breaker just goes to show how hot Brooklyn is right now. The Daily News reports that the super-modernized Cobble Hill carriage house at 177 Pacific Street sold for $15.5 million, setting the record for most expensive home sale ever in the borough. The four-story, six-bedroom house takes the top spot from Truman Capote’s former home at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights, which sold in 2012 for $12.5 million.
The 10,000-square-foot, newly renovated home is completely decked out with the most up-to-date amenities, including a 60-foot-tall atrium, 20-seat movie theater, gym, wine cellar, a 2,600-square-foot roof garden with a stream and outdoor kitchen, an elevator, and four parking spots. The finishes are also top-of-the-line: the entire home, including the garage, has radiant heated floors; all the ceilings are Venetian plaster; the floors are herringbone and ebony; there’s four working fireplaces; and it’s completely outfitted with smart home technology.
As the Daily News notes, “the number of $3 million-plus townhouse sales [in Brooklyn] jumped by 579% over the past five years.” They also cite data from Douglas Elliman that shows “the median sales price for a Brooklyn apartment was $610,894 in the first quarter of 2015, a 17.5% increase from a year before.” No word yet on who the buyer is, but their record could soon be taken from them if the Brooklyn Heights mansion on the market for $40 million, the most expensive listing ever in the borough, gets anywhere close to its asking price.
Photos via Douglas Elliman
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Neighborhoods : Cobble Hill